Politics

DENMARK WANTS TO OUTSOURCE THE ENTIRE ASYLUM PROCESS TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Jul
17
By Ocaya p’Ocure, a social affairs and political commentator

Danish ParliamentThe proposed new Danish immigration policy is to receive zero refugees.  The idea sounds insane, but if Denmark succeeds in making it work, it could be the future of Europe’s immigration policy. In the last few days, the Folketing–Danish Parliament will decide whether to adopt the Social Democratic government’s very radical proposal, which has already incurred the wrath of the UN, Save the Children Fund and Amnesty International.

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS DROWNING INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN THE SAND DUNES OF THE MIDDLE EAST

Apr
16
By Ocaya p’Ocure, a social affair and political commentator, Uppsala Sweden 

President BidenAfter being in office for less than a month, in a virtual conference with Western World leaders, President Joe Biden, excitedly declared that “Diplomacy is back”. 

 

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UPHILL WORK, OUTLAWING WAR CRIMES

Apr
16
By Jonathan Power, a foreign affairs columnist

Gen. Pinochet and PM ThatcherInternational law had its beginnings with the sixteenth century Dutch jurist, Grotius. Over the centuries, it evolved slowly, outlawing slavery, piracy and the use of certain weapons in warfare. But until the Nuremberg trial of prominent Nazis at the end of the Second World War, punishment by international treaty was not incorporated into any nation’s law.

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UGANDA ELECTION, NO CHANGE

Jan
27
By Peter Kasolo, a correspondent

TNancy Kalembehe outcome of the January 14th, 2021 presidential election was as predictable as day follows night. President Museveni "won" again amidst accusations of state violence and election rigging.

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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS

Jan
27
Okot Nyormoi, Editor

Riot at the US Capitol“Attempted Coup d'état In Washington”, “Insurrection In US Capitol”, “US Capitol Riot”, “Mob Attack On US Capitol”, “Democracy Under Siege”, “Assault On US Democracy”, were some of the screaming headlines of newspapers and social media all around the world. 

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THE LONG MARCH TO NATIONAL FREEDOM

Dec
22
By Okot Nyormoi, Editor

It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of Dr. Obyara David Anyoti last month. I first met David in the early 1980s when he was Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Milton Obote II government of Uganda. The last time I visited him was in 2011 when I passed through Nairobi. 

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THE DEATH OF THE FRENCH PRESIDENT AND THE STORY OF HIS DIAMONDS

Dec
22
By Johnathan Power, a foreign affairs columnist

Early this month the former president of France Valery Giscard D’Estaing died. The Guardian in its obituary described him as “the grand old man of French politics”. President Emanuel Macron said, “his presidency had transformed France and his direction still guides its way”. The New York Times said he was “a modern-minded conservative”.

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IN UGANDA, ANOTHER MUSEVENI CRACKDOWN

Dec
22
By Helen Epstein

Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard College, the author of, “Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror (2017)”.

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